Entertainment venues such as movie theaters, bowling alleys and banquet halls in Miami-Dade County can reopen later this week at 50% capacity, the mayor announced.
With the county’s daily COVID-19 infection rate under 5%, Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he will sign an order that will go into effect Friday.
“They must follow the guidelines in place including, obviously, wearing masks, distancing of 6 feet, and special HVAC systems to bring more fresh air into those spaces,” Gimenez said.
Bars and nightclubs will remain closed. Gimenez said he is meeting with bar owners later this week.
Gimenez also announced the county’s new app “CombatCOVID MDC.” The app uses bluetooth to determine if your device is near another device whose owner has identified as COVID-positive. It alerts you without disclosing their identity. The app requires no personal information, and no GPS or location data is tracked. The information is encrypted.
The app is intended to compliment contact…